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Periodic paralysis study reveals gene causing disorder

January 07, 2010 Scientists have identified a gene underlying a disease that causes temporary paralysis of skeletal muscle. The finding, they say, illustrates how investigations of rare genetic diseases can drive insights into more common ones.

Study Explores Disease Concepts in Amazonian Tribal Culture

December 15, 2009 A UCSF researcher takes a novel approach to understanding how indigenous healers diagnose and treat disease, and finds many similarities to Western medical concepts.

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